Design Autopsy: industrial design alumni showcase


Friday, Oct 13, 2017
Saturday, Nov 4, 2017


5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Bevier Gallery (Booth Hall)


Left: iBOOSTvbr — designed by August Kawski — is a vertebral body replacement implant to support and fuse multiple vertebral bodies in the spine. It will be shown during the Design Autopsy exhibit.

RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences (CIAS) is proud to present this year’s installment of Design Autopsy — an annual exhibition highlighting the depth and breadth of achievement by industrial design alumni.

The exhibition opens during RIT’s Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend, which runs Oct. 13-15, in Booth Hall’s Bevier Gallery. An opening reception is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, in the gallery. The show will remain on view through Nov. 4.

Additionally, a panel discussion will take place at 10 a.m. Oct. 14. With a theme of “the state of the industry,” this event will provide an inside look at the successes of RIT’s ID alumni, whose showcased work features the diversity of specializations open to graduates of the program.

After the exhibition, Design Autopsy will remain on view in the industrial design studios on the fourth floor of Booth Hall.

RIT’s highly-ranked industrial design program is linked to the Vignelli Center for Design Studies, which houses the archive of world-renowned designers Massimo and Lella Vignelli. It serves as an international hub for design education, preservation and collaboration, and as a key resource for students in RIT’s School of Design.

This year’s Design Autopsy participants are:

• Dave Austin (1974) — principal designer, AustinDesign3D

• Steven Caruso (2011) — lead designer, Steven M. Caruso Design Studio

• Rob Fish (2013) — Design contractor, Staples

• Roberta (Bobbi) Jarvis (1987) — design educator, Rhode Island School of Design; founder, Bobbi Jarvis Design, LLC

• Daniela Jorge (1994) — vice president of global design and user research, PayPal

• August Kawski (2012) — lead designer, Eclipse Product Development

• Julie Krug (2009) — design director, Tenba

• Chiachuan (Peter) Lin (1997) — chief designer (VP), NetDragon Websoft Inc.

• Diane (Dee) Seaver (2007) — service designer, Philips Design

For more information, contact John Aäsp, CIAS gallery director, at john.aasp@rit.eduor visit

Work by Chiachuan Lin